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Morocco Marraketch, Leather Bourse – A Rough Place


If you thought that the tannery is full of actions, smells and sights, wait until I take you to the leather Bourse’. It was not an easy task entering the place. I was allowed to enter but “no photograph, no photograph” was heard by an angry bunch of merchants. They actually told me I could […]

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Morocco Marraketch Leather Tannery – A Feast to the Senses


I visited Marraketch leather tannery in April 2016.  So before I “celebrate” the first year anniversary, the time has come to post my images from this very interesting experience.  I describe it as interesting, because I read what many tourists had to say which was less than complimentary. There were comments about smells, granted the smell […]

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Morocco’s Tiling and Plaster Work – No Respectable Home Without it


In one of my earlier posts I wrote that I am about to cover all the building blocks of Moroccan architecture; today, I focus on Aziz the plasterer and Hassan the tiller. Historically, patrons of the art used tiles (zellige) to decorate their homes as a statement of luxury and the sophistication of the inhabitants. Zellige […]

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Morocco: A World of Color – Wool and Textile Being Dyed and Woven


I think that by the time I complete posting my images from Morocco, you will be able to buy all that you need for building a Moroccan style home.  Today, I would like to share with you my great experience photographing the process of dyeing wool.  I come from a family which was involved in […]

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Morocco, Marrakech – Rachid the Potier, Tel. № 0667738079


I could not but be but enamored with Rashid, a great character which oozes from each cell and especially those in his eyes. Rashid is a potter or as he has declared on his wall – Potier.  He has a wonderful sense of humor.  When I asked him for a business card, he pointed to […]

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Morocco Marrakech: Hassan’s Kingdom of Smoke, Beautiful Structures, Hard Work and Great Pots


Entering Hassan’s world was not an easy task, literally and figuratively.  As one got closer to the very large ovens, one could smell the burning tires and see the very dark clouds of smoke rising from behind the wall made of broken ceramics and other remnants. First, I peeked standing behind the wall, wishing to […]

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Morocco – Essaouira’s Port, a Glorious Night


As I have written in my previous post, I returned to Essaouira to photograph the port at night. The port was less hectic, allowing me to focus and absorb its beauty. Without the fishermen around, the boats become pieces of art, lit by both the moon and artificial lights. AND, one cannot forget the beautiful light […]

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Morocco – The Magic of Essaouira Port


Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It has an extremely rich history which I will not describe here, but mentioned that the city has an old part (the Medina) and a port.  It is the latter which took my breath away, and kept my imagination working overtime.  As one approaches […]

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Morocco, Sidi Mokhtar – A Road-Side Rural Family and its Home


On the drive between Marrakesh and Essaouira, my eye was attracted to one stand alone rural home along the highway.  I liked its architecture – a long and narrow building with many small windows. I asked the driver to stop which he did.  I went out and began photographing.  It did not lake before the […]

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MaMalika – A Snippet of Her Life in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco


It is difficult to describe or tell about a person’s life if you had just a short interaction. I know so  little about Mama Malika which I am sharing with you today. Malika and her family live in Imlil, a small  village in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. The area is beautiful, with snow capped mountains […]

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